Guest Blog - Top 10 Things to Know about Being Sober in Belize/a>
Randy is the GM at Caribbean Beach Cabanas in Placencia, and he has been a remarkable and valuable addition to the Placencia community for the last year plus! He moved to Belize full-time over a year ago and made the decision to not drink alcohol anymore before he moved here. Belize is not the easiest place in the world to be sober - that is for sure. Now that Randy has a year-plus experience with what that has entailed for him, I was really interested to hear his thoughts about life in Belize sans alcohol - it is a question we get a lot from potential guests and expats, because Belize has a bit of an anything-goes, Jimmy Buffett island party lifestyle reputation. So here are his insights, thank you so much Randy!!!
For those living in Belize.....Best Ever Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe!
Have you ever made something and when you went to eat it, you felt like it was JUST right?? I made this (spectacular) chicken bowl last week and not only was it super easy (several things are made beforehand) but when I ate it I thought, this is magic and I have to write it down or I'll lose it. Note that you can make this low carb by omitting the beans and rice and putting it over lettuce. Belize has fantastic, made-from-scratch food, but bowls are not something easily found here. Bowls are super popular in the US, and this will remind you of US take out style if you are missing a little taste of home.
Why Everyone Needs to Visit Belize
How many places have you traveled to that you can truly say are environmentally friendly? I’m talking domestically and internationally? I can say out of my travels I can count on one hand the number of countries that are truly environmentally and eco-friendly (and I have traveled to over 35 countries at this point). Some include Costa Rica, Japan, Australia, and now Belize. Belize is one of those hidden gems part of the Central American chain of countries. It is not an island – that is a misconception – and it is in very close proximity to Mexico. (You’re gonna wanna read till the end to get a glimpse of where we stayed & my family!)
The Local-First Vision of the Ka'ana Kitchen
You may be coming to Belize to experience wild adventures in our unspoiled jungles, discover ancient traditions that still live in today's Maya peoples, and relax in the luxury of Ka'ana Resort... but we've got one more thing for you to add to your list: a foodie exploration!
Everyone from our chef to our gardeners prioritizes the local-first ethos of Ka'ana.
Ka'ana has a unique food concept, considering that a third of the menu comes from our own garden. This adds to the variety of wholesome, fresh, local and definitely seasonal meals you can experience during your stay.
Hiking the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the tropical forests of the Stann Creek District of Belize, is famous for being the first Jaguar Preserve in the world. This nature reserve spans over 128,000 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in Belize. An estimated 200 jaguars live in the preserve, however, they are shy and the chances of seeing one are slim. But don’t let that keep you away!
At Cockscomb, visitors can explore dozens of marked trails where they will discover spectacular waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, and plenty of wildlife beyond the rare jaguar sighting. The reserve is home to numerous plants and animals, including margays, deer, ocelots, pumas, howler monkeys, tapirs, and around 330 species of birds according to the Audubon Society.
Biles caps 6th U.S. title with historic triple-double
Simone Biles, who never fails to rise to the occasion, won her sixth all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, plus did a historic clean triple-double in floor exercise.
Biles, 22, did the triple-double in the preliminaries Friday in floor exercise, too, the first time a woman had ever completed the complex move of two flips with three twists in competition. But she put her hands down on the landing then, which frustrated her. She didn't do that Sunday, and was so happy with the move that she retweeted video of it during the competition.
"I didn't want to be the last person to see it," Biles said of checking her phone for the video, "so I went online to see what it looked like, so that me and [coach Laurent Landi] could watch it. But I was very pleased that I actually landed it this time in competition."
Passion for archaeology takes Kenosha County native to Belize
Ted Kmiec IV, 35, who uncovered his passion for archaeology searching for arrowheads as a child on a farm in Paddock Lake, spent the month of July digging around Belize as part of a research team.
Kmiec, son of Salem Lakes trustee Ted Kmiec III, attended Salem Grade School and Westosha Central High School before pursuing a bachelor of science degree in anthropology at Texas State University, also earning a minor in geography and a certificate in achaeologicial curation.
He is in his second year of a master’s program at Texas State University with a goal of becoming an archaeology professor and continuing research in the field.
Belize, where did it come from?, 9min. El vecino desconocido de México, Belice, es un país que tiene como autoridad a la reina Isabel II y que no se aprecia en los mapas del Primer Imperio Mexicano, pero, de dónde salió entonces?
Interview with Miss Janet Castillo on Corozal's Best Ever Rum, Ribs, Rice Tasting Contest, 4.5min.
This event will happen on September 13, 2019 at Civic Center. It will commence at 5pm and conclude at 9pm. Interviewing Miss Janet Castillo for this upcoming event. art of the September Celebration, Corozal's Best Ever Rum, Ribs, Rice Tasting Contest 2019 will be held on September 13, 2019. The event will be commencing at 5pm at the Andres Campos Civic Center. What Do you need to enter? Sample of your best Rib and/Or your specialty Dish. Anyone can enter For Free. You can Pre-Register call Miss Pat: 668-7668 or Corozal Library or Corozal Civic Center.
Ambergris Caye - BELIZE, 6min. Ambergris Caye (Cayo Ambergris) es la isla más popular y extensa de Belize. Está ubicada en la parte norte de las costas centroamericanas, próxima a la frontera con México, en el mar Caribe. Tiene una longitud de unos 40 kilómetros de largo de norte a sur, alrededor de 1,6 kilómetros de ancho y una superficie de 64 km². En ella habitan cerca de 2.000 personas, la mayoría concentradas en la localidad más grande, San Pedro. ubicada en las costas del mar.
SNORKELLING Belize Turtle encounter 2, 2min.
2019 Ambergris Caye, Belize - Scuba Diving at Turneffe Atolls, Aug. 10, 17min. Dive sites: Vincent, Jack Barrow Wall and one other I don't remember.
Cessna 182 Flight From Belize City To San Pedro, 3.5min. Cessna 182 Flight From Belize City To San Pedro
The Garifuna Collective Belize Garifuna Music - Hamala Music Video, 3.5min. Hamala (Let Him Fly) is the first single from ABAN, the new album by The Garifuna Collective.
Crested Guan talking to the camera at the Belize Zoo, No. 1, 17sec.
Belize | San Pedro | Caye Caulker, 10min. Join us in our June 2019 journey as we travel Belize!
, 2.5hr. PLB Opening Season | Verdes vs FF Valley Pride FC | Live from Norman Broaster Stadium, San Ignacio